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A way to save local journalism

A way to save local journalism

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Just as public radio stations hold pledge drives to secure listener support, we are now asking our readers to step up and pay a greater share of our…
Bipartisan cooperation is still possible

Bipartisan cooperation is still possible

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Of course, finding a common problem is easier than crafting a shared solution. But again, Oregon seems on the verge of doing so.
Let's use construction boom to help boost workforce…

Let's use construction boom to help boost workforce…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Construction is one of the few industries that can provide a family-sustaining career without a college degree, offering wages averaging $25 per hour…
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Community members from forest-dependent counties in Oregon have a right to be angry
Oregonians of all zip codes concerned about same things

Oregonians of all zip codes concerned about same things

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Many issues were mentioned in each area of Oregon, but poverty and homelessness ranked among the top three in all eight
Ask the right questions of the candidates

Ask the right questions of the candidates

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Although it's true that voters will glean some important facts over the coming months, an additional line of questioning would improve the ability of…
Racism in our schools

Racism in our schools

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Racial hatred incident at North Marion School District should be addressed through constructive discussion
Hither and Yon

Hither and Yon

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
When you think about it, cemeteries are storybooks in tangible form, moss and granite narratives about people
Vape ban takes away individual freedom, hurts local…

Vape ban takes away individual freedom, hurts local…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
More research is needed into the root cause before enacting overreaching policy
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Woodburn resident thanks Subway employee for finding, securing lost wallet
My View: Single-payer health care closes loopholes

My View: Single-payer health care closes loopholes

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
While it's a start, the STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act is just another Band-Aid on the sinking ship known as the American health care system.
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce thanks volunteers who helped remove flower baskets
Prepare for the New Year with some sensible budgeting

Prepare for the New Year with some sensible budgeting

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Planning ahead can help ease some of the financial stress many businesses face
Students fight for climate justice

Students fight for climate justice

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
A Molalla High School student describes 'the earth's cry for all hands on deck'
Best way to avoid workplace complaints? Be proactive

Best way to avoid workplace complaints? Be proactive

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
BOLI Commissioner Val Hoyle urges employers to seek out information to help navigate complex workplace rules
Are you ready to fly? Real ID licenses coming to Oregon

Are you ready to fly? Real ID licenses coming to Oregon

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Starting on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, you will need a special form of identification or face additional time and scrutiny by the Transportation…
Legislative Days brings buzz back to Salem

Legislative Days brings buzz back to Salem

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
We cannot depend on private venture capital investors for Oregon small businesses. Currently, 80% of all venture capital investment in the country…
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Former Aurora Mayor Kris Taylor Sallee addresses citzens about Sept. 11 resignation
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Woodburn Senior Center to celebrate third year of operation in United Methodist Church
To fight for transparency, Public Records Advocate must be…

To fight for transparency, Public Records Advocate must be…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
If Oregon hopes to find a new Public Records Advocate, independence must be a guaranteed part of the job description, not a hollow campaign promise.
Our View: Transparency takes a hit in Salem

Our View: Transparency takes a hit in Salem

Portland Tribune - Opinion
If Oregon hopes to find a new Public Records Advocate, independence must be a guaranteed part of the job description, not a hollow campaign promise.
Candidates should be willing  to take risks, learn from…

Candidates should be willing to take risks, learn from…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Voters must embrace their ability to elect candidates who want to solve problems more than simply win
My View: Antitrust safe harbor is answer newspapers need

My View: Antitrust safe harbor is answer newspapers need

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Because of their market dominance - and access to billions of users - the major tech platforms set the rules for news publishers and determine how…
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Woodburn Independent readers weigh in on 2019 Relay for Life, this spring's Legislative Session
Outstanding leadership leads to extraordinary…

Outstanding leadership leads to extraordinary…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Woodburn Mayor Eric Swenson: Woodburn is filled with leaders who make our city better every day
Oregon's abundance explored one weekend at a time

Oregon's abundance explored one weekend at a time

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Independent editor invites readers to submit their vacation stories for publication
Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Positive community news is appreciated, questionable agriculture headline not withstanding
Ballot measures would make PERS problems worse

Ballot measures would make PERS problems worse

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
These proposed ballot initiatives will only do harm to the pension system and the people who are counting on it for a secure retirement.
PERS pension debt clouds Oregon's fiscal future

PERS pension debt clouds Oregon's fiscal future

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
It is possible to reform PERS, maintain adequate and competitive retirement benefits for public workers and free up funding to improve our schools…
Safe gun storage law will save lives

Safe gun storage law will save lives

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
There is a lot more to do after we pass safe storage, and there's a lot that needs to be done that Oregon can't accomplish alone

Don't give up on push to revise gun laws

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Don't give up on push to revise gun laws
Oregonians again will see a bill on safe storage of guns. Supporters of Initiative Petition 40 filed an effort last month to get the issue on the…

Lots more to session than walkout

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Lots more to session than walkout
Long after the walkout has been forgotten, Oregonians will be living with the consequences and contradictions of bills passed in the 2019 session.

New license law will help families thrive

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
New license law will help families thrive
Barriers to transportation compound existing inequities and can lead to major disparities in health outcomes. This is especially true for immigrant…

My life among the rats

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
My life among the rats
Independent editor spends the weekend volunteering at the Canterbury Renaissance Faire

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Local readers weigh in on proposed cap-and-trade bill and American Legion breakfast at Aurora Colony Days

Our Opinion: Time for our next giant leap

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Our Opinion: Time for our next giant leap
It's been 50 years since the Apollo 11 mission took humanity to another celestial body. We can't stop there.

Death Notices

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Death Notices
Service for Carol Eberdt will be held July 20 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Portland

Boquist not fit to serve as senator

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Boquist not fit to serve as senator
This has become ridiculous. Brian Boquist is unfit to hold public office in this or any other state. He should resign. And if he won't resign, the…

Bypass funding gets the axe

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Bypass funding gets the axe
Funds for the Newberg Dundee Bypass die at the 11th hour at the hands of politics

God's impeccable timing is wondrous to behold

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
God's impeccable timing is wondrous to behold
Independence Day conflagration averted after going to check on the cat's well-being

Drama aside, Capitol consensus attained

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Drama aside, Capitol consensus attained
The most dramatic example of bipartisanship can be attributed to the perseverance of the late State Sen. Jackie Winters, who will be remembered as…

Clean energy initiatives will triple-tax utility…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Clean energy initiatives will triple-tax utility…
Energy efficiency is a fine goal, but city should stick to single funding source

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Former chair for the Woodburn School District board of directors reflects on past 12 years

Final thoughts from the desk of GSD Superintendent…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Final thoughts from the desk of GSD Superintendent…
Outgoing Gervais administrator reflects on the successes, difficulties of the past five years

What is it that makes up who you are?

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
What is it that makes up who you are?
Worship columnist Suzanne Ybarra asks readers what experiences, views, and charactaristics make up who they are

Woodburn police can't enforce federal immigration…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Woodburn police can't enforce federal immigration…
As I've said many times in the past, immigration enforcement is the work of the federal government - not local law enforcement. All members of the…

HB 2020 halting lege adjournment

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
HB 2020 halting lege adjournment
House Representative Bill Post reflects on the looming end, successes and failures of the 2019 Legislative Session

Letters to the editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Letters to the editor
Woodburn Independent readers write in regarding non-profit donation, cigarette taxes

Boquist: Apologize. Now.

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Boquist: Apologize. Now.
Longstanding lawmaker Sen. Brian Boquist from Dallas threatened violence against the very State Police who protect people in the Capitol.

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Aurora American Legion Auxiliary 110 supports regional Girls State program

My View: Fight for our future. Pass the Clean…

Portland Tribune - Opinion
My View: Fight for our future. Pass the Clean…
Yusuf Arifin is a student at Cedar Park Middle School in Beaverton. Ruby Haack and Edith Allen are students at Grant High School in Portland.

My View: Is Oregon really 'disinvesting' in…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
My View: Is Oregon really 'disinvesting' in…
Eric Fruits is vice president of research at Portland's Cascade Policy Institute and an adjunct professor at Portland State University.

My View: Solution with heart needed on border

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
My View: Solution with heart needed on border
Seeing this with my own eyes, I realized these families are not crossing our border to attain the American dream, but to escape the Guatemala…

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Gervais school board candidate thanks voters, St. Paul speed radar still not installed

Pastor's Perspective

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Pastor's Perspective
The study of scripture is important, but not to the detriment of exerperiencing and embracing the wonder of God

PERS bill is small but necessary step

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
PERS bill is small but necessary step
Senate Bill 1049 isn't perfect, but will divert some money back to classrooms and other essential services

Student Success Act to hire needed counselors for…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Student Success Act to hire needed counselors for…
Roberto Aguilar was Oregon's 2017 School Counselor of the Year and a 2019 ASCA National School Counselor of the Year finalist

Student Success Act to hire needed counselors for…

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Student Success Act to hire needed counselors for…
Roberto Aguilar was Oregon’s 2017 School Counselor of the Year and a 2019 ASCA National School Counselor of the Year finalist

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Reader thanks those who supported Aurora Fire District in May 21 election, Aurora American Legion

Letters to the Editor

Woodburn Independent - Opinion
Letters to the Editor
Woodburn golf coaches thank community members for successful tournament fundraiser

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